Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Ngā Ruahine signing of deed of settlement important occasion

Saturday 2 August 2014

Ngā Ruahine signing of deed of settlement important occasion

Te Tai Hauāuru MP and Māori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia says this weeks signing of the deed of settlement for Ngā Ruahine to settle historic claims is an important occasion for all the people of Taranaki and indeed New Zealand.

The signing ceremony took place at Te Ngutu o Te Manu, the site of a battle field and now historic reserve in South Taranaki yesterday. The settlement includes acknowledgements, an apology and redress for the Crown’s actions and omissions, including confiscation post 1840.

"This is an historic moment for Ngā Ruahine. It is also important occasion for all the people of New Zealand – to recognise and acknowledge that like other tribes in this country, Ngā Ruahine has waited a long time for this day to come. I mihi to our whanaunga for their patience and perseverance. We know that iwi and hapū will never ever be fully compensated for what was stolen from them. The treaty settlements process therefore is not about justice – it is about moving forward and planning for the future.”

“The shameful events associated with the Taranaki wars, bitter land confiscations and land sale practices that deprived Ngā Ruahine of the economic use of their assets have caused enormous injury to the people of this rohe. The signing is a step towards a more positive future, a future that we should be proud to invest in,” says Tariana Turia.

The settlement package is valued at around $67.5 million and includes a right of deferred selection over 12 sites and the purchase of two South Taranaki District Council sites.

It also includes four culturally significant sites - Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

The Kids: OECD Report Shows Huge Impact Of Poverty On Education

A new report from the OECD has again highlighted the negative effects of poverty, showing that disadvantaged children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to underachieve in maths than children from wealthier homes. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: NZ Pledges $500,000 To Help Address Zika

“With the Zika virus now confirmed in a number of Pacific countries, New Zealand is committed to helping limit the impact and spread of the virus in the region,” says Mr McCully. “New Zealand will provide $250,000 as a contribution to the WHO to implement the Pacific Zika Action Plan, and a further $250,000 to enable countries in the region to respond rapidly if required." More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Police Commissioner 'Doesn’t Get Force Needs'

The Police Commissioner has let down the public and his own force by insisting the police have what they need despite it taking a year to solve a burglary and overwhelming number of officers saying they are under-resourced, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Pressure To Expand Our Role In Iraq

Foreign news services are being more forthcoming about what the “next 12 months” will entail – essentially, the defence ministers will be under US pressure to increase their “training” role preparatory to an assault on the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news